Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Every day we are using up the
Earth's limited natural resources to make everyday items like
newspapers, cans and glass bottles. Too many of these products are
discarded as waste when they could be re-used or recycled to
protect our environment.
We should all be trying to reduce the amount of waste we produce
and there are plenty of ways in which we can do this. Our choice in
the products we buy can dictate how much waste we produce and by
choosing carefully we can also put pressure on producers to use
We can also ensure that we buy products that can be re-used, for
their original or for some other purpose, meaning that they do not
have to be thrown away. We can all do our bit to help change things
for the better - usually without much effort.
On average, every person in the UK throws away
their own body weight (about 500kg) in rubbish every 7 weeks and
every year UK households throw away the equivalent of 3.5 million
As well as the environmental damage this
causes, also it will soon cost local authorities £35 per tonne in
landfill tax to dispose of waste. Although recycling helps, it’s
only part of the story – we need to do something radical to cut
down on the amount we throw away in the first place.
A range of projects will soon be launched to
improve Ashford’s waste management and resource efficiency,
starting with householders, town centre businesses and construction
For more information please visit the ReMaDe Kent & Medway
Website and Waste Watch.